Members of the OCLC Review Board Announced

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OCLC announced late yesterday the members of the review board. In addition, they announced the establishment of an e-mail address for communicating with the review board (

Members of the Review Board of Shared Data Creation and Stewardship are:

  • Christopher Cole (FEDLINK): Associate Director for Technical Services, National Agricultural Library
  • Poul Erlandsen (EMEA): Head, Document Access Services and Collection Management, Danish University of Education, National Library of Education
  • Pat French (OCLC Western): Manager, Collection and Technical Services, Multnomah County Library
  • Clifford A. Lynch: Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)
  • Brian E. C. Schottlaender (OCLC Western): The Audrey Geisel University Librarian, UC San Diego Libraries
  • Ted Schwitzner (ILLINET): Head, Bibliographic Services Division, Illinois State University, Milner Library
  • Roberta Shaffer (FLICC/FEDLINK/LC): Executive Director, Federal Library and Information Center Committee, Library of Congress
  • Lamar Veatch (COSLA/SOLINET): State Librarian, Georgia Public Library Service—University System of Georgia
  • Elsie Weatherington (SOLINET): Dean, University Library, Virginia State University
  • Jennifer Younger (INCOLSA): Edward H. Arnold Director of Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame

Another member from a European national library is expected to be appointed to the Review Board.

I've already reiterated my call for more conversation with the members of the review board, rather than a one-way feed of "reports, letters and comments including blog and listserv messages." This evening I sent this message to

Members of the Review Board:

I respectfully request that the review board establish a mechanism to promote dialog among those interested in the guidelines and policies surrounding member-contributed creation and enhancements to WorldCat records.  This is desirable, in part, to promote understanding by the members of the cooperative and the community; it is likely the outcome will be more accepted if the source documents from which the review board makes its determinations are commonly available.  It is also useful for the community to share a forum to debate the issues in a manner that effectively consolidates the points of discussion for the review board; as it stands, discussion is duplicated and scattered across the internet.

Thank you for considering this request.


Peter Murray, speaking for himself, not for his employer

Hat tip to Rick Mason for adding this to the OCLC policy tracking page on the Code4Lib Wiki. That's where I found it first.